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Crew Welfare Charities Launch Fund to Help Indian Seafarers Amid Surging Virus Cases
by Mike Schuler
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
A group of the leading seafarer welfare charities and other shipping industry stakeholders have launched a $1 million emergency relief fund to support seafarers and their families impacted by the...

Retail Brands Pledge Supply Chain Audit to Help Seafarers Stranded by COVID-19
by Bloomberg
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
By K. Oanh Ha (Bloomberg) — Unilever Plc and other big retail brands are among consumer giants adopting a toolkit to audit their shipping supply chains in an effort to help...

Oil Mixed On India Fears But A Surge In Demand Is Looming, Say Experts
by Ship Bunker
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Bahrain's oil minister believes a supply challenge could also be brewing.

ONE Follows Air Cargo Cargo Carriers with Ban on Vivo Phones
by Mike Schuler
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
By Alex Lennane (The Loadstar) – Japanese carrier ONE has followed the decision by a string of airlines to ban the shipment of Vivo Y20 mobile phones. Following a fire, which started in...

DNV Marks its 100-Year Presence in the Greek Market in Commanding Fashion, Despite the Challenges of the Pandemic
by hellenicshippingnews..
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

With 19% of the market share in Greece in terms of million GT and over 28% of the newbuilding orderbook, DNV – Greece is further consolidating its leading position in the largest ship owning nation. In an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (, Mr. Ioannis Chiotopoulos, DNV Senior V-P & Regional Manager South ...

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BIMCO: Tonne mile demand triples as March witnesses US coarse grain madness
by hellenicshippingnews..
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Record high US seaborne exports of coarse grains in March of 9.2 million tonnes took total Q1 exports to 21.3 million tonnes. This is the highest ever first quarter on record and a 120% increase from Q1 2020. Of the total 21.3m tonnes exported so far this year, 68%, or 14.6m tonnes, have gone to ...

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Reefer container freight rates soar but remain outgunned by dry box rates
by hellenicshippingnews..
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Reefer container freight rates have risen sharply this year but remain far outgunned by the inexorable rise in dry box pricing, according to Drewry’s newly launched Reefer Shipping Forecaster report. Drewry’s Reefer Container Freight Rate Index, a weighted average of reefer freight rates across the top 15 reefer intensive trade lanes, jumped 26% in the ...

The post Reefer container freight rates soar but remain outgunned by dry box rates first appeared on Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide.

Salvage Crews Arrive at SEACOR Power Wreck
by Mike Schuler
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Salvage crews started removing the fuel from SEACOR Power’s fuel tanks on Monday, kicking off salvage operations of the overturned lift boat off the coast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Crews...

CDC Advances Plan for Return to Cruising
by Reuters
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday it had issued the next two phases of its framework for Conditional Sailing Order,...

Siemens Energy eyes e-methanol with Liquid Wind investment
by Adis Ajdin
Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Germany’s Siemens Energy has invested in Swedish power-to-fuel player Liquid Wind with aim to produce e-methanol as fuel for the shipping industry from late 2023 or early 2024. In addition to equity investment, Siemens Energy will contribute technology and expertise to the development of e-methanol facilities. Liquid Wind’s facilities will integrate a 70 MW PEM-electrolyzer …

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Clipper Oil is a worldwide wholesaler of marine fuels and lubricant oils specializing in supplying vessels throughout the Pacific Ocean. Operating internationally from our headquarters in San Diego, California, USA, we serve the bunkering needs of all sectors of the marine market. This includes fishing fleets, ocean-going yachts, cruise ships, cargo ships, military/government/research vessels, and power plants.

Clipper Oil’s predecessor, Tuna Clipper Marine, was founded in 1956 by George Alameda and Lou Brito, two pioneers in the tuna fishing industry. Tuna Clipper Marine’s first supply location was in San Diego, California, USA where they serviced the local fishing fleet.

Established in 1985, Clipper Oil was formed to serve the needs of marine customers in the Western Pacific as vessels shifted their operations from San Diego. Clipper Oil has been a proven supplier of quality marine fuels, lubricants, and services to the maritime community for over 25 years, serving many ports throughout the Pacific Ocean. We maintain warehouses in Pago Pago, American Samoa; Majuro, Marshall Islands; and Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. We also have operations in the Eastern Pacific in Balboa/Rodman, Panama and Manta, Ecuador. We supply marine vessels and service stations with fuel, lubricant oil, salt, and ammonia. We also supply our customer’s vessels with bunkers at high-seas through various high-seas fuel tankers in all areas of the Pacific Ocean.


The Tuna Clipper Marine Pier in San Diego Bay (1980).

Clipper Oil supplying the USCGC Kimball ex. pipeline at the fuel dock in Pago Pago, American Samoa (2020).

Throughout the years, Clipper Oil has grown from a small marine distributor in San Diego to a worldwide supplier of marine fuels and lubricants. Clipper Oil offers a broad diversity of products and services and are active buyers and suppliers of petroleum products. It is this combination that gives us the edge in market intelligence needed to develop the best possible pricing for our clients.

Our daily monitoring of both the current and future oil market enables our customers to take advantage of market pricing on an immediate basis. This enables Clipper Oil to provide the best current and long term pricing for our customers.

Clipper Oil offers the following to our customers:

  • Extensive network of refueling locations throughout the Pacific Ocean
  • Full range of marine fuels, lubricants, and associated products
  • Competitive pricing
  • Technical support

All of the products we supply meet international specifications and conform to all local regulations.

With our many years of experience in the marine sector, Clipper Oil understands the attention to detail and operational performance vessels require during each port of call.

As a proven reliable and reputable supplier of marine fuel and lubricants, we welcome the opportunity to meet your vessel's needs. Please contact us for all of your marine energy and petroleum needs.

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